Right to housing. The municipalities are demanding increased funding from the state for housing, and for abusive rents either to be regulated or for powers and funding to be passed onto cities.
Ecology. The network, open to other municipalities and entities, is made up of Barcelona, Badalona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, El Prat de Llobregat, Sabadell, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Terrassa.
Mobility. The Mayor, Ada Colau, opened the second session of the international Tramway-City Conference today, which brings together mobility experts from all over the world for two days.
Technology. Besides hosting the most important mobile phone congress in the world, we need to ensure new technology provides opportunities and does not accentuate inequality or create social divides.
Refuge City. The demonstration ‘Volem acollir’ sets off from Pl. Urquiaona at 4 pm on Saturday, 18 February, and ends up in the Barceloneta neighbourhood.
MWeekBCN. The programme of parallel and prior activities for the Mobile World Congress has been boosted.
Santa Eulàlia. Pupils taking part in the drafting of the Children’s Proclamation for the Santa Eulàlia festivities read out their proposals to make Barcelona a reception city.
Participation. An agreement with Localret and Barcelona Provincial Council means other municipalities can make use of the technological platform for citizen participation.
Social rights. Provincial councils, municipalities and the Government of Catalonia all coincide on a single agreement obliging companies to bear half the cost of energy poverty.
Municipal. Ada Colau announces the Plan Delta, a boost for the Llobregat area which complements and builds on the municipal and metropolitan action in the Besòs area.
Knowledge. The Mayor has pledged to promote a shared dialogue with the aim of consolidating Barcelona as a city of universities and knowledge.
Transparency. The Mayor inaugurated the first international seminar on transparency by the AMB to look at questions of ethics in public management.